There is No person with 100% correct mental /physical health. Every test carried out in blood has a range. A person is labeled diseased only if the limits exceed normal range or fall below the range
There are 3 types of personalities according to Ayurveda.
Type A is like Air , Flighty ,always on the go , multitasking ,and result oriented. Type A need not be physically active all the time to achieve their goals. A racing mind is also associated with type A personality. Creative people ,leaders , intellectuals are Type A and the world is dependent on Type A types because They are the Leaders.
Type B is like Water, flowy but slowly , working but without much strain on body or mind & We can call them Cool !
Type C is like Earth , steady, accepting , not keen or adventerous ,dependent ,ready to please or get pleased.
It is a colorful world consisting of all of the 3 types of people.
Be Careful of manipulative people who can read the mind and trap the person , knowing well his/her vulnerabilities , exploit them and label the supposedly 'weak ' person as Mad.
Remember the programme- Kamzor Kadi Kaun ? ( Who is the Weakest in the link ?)
Bottled up Stress can make any normal human behave like Mad.
Every Mental Illness does not require Medicines .
A good counsellor can do a wonderful job.
Who is a good counsellor? An MD doctor, An MA Psychology or an elder in the family or a close friend?
It can be any of the above. I am sure one retains some of 6th sense / intuition to know about whom to confide without getting exploited More to get really Mad.
Stay away from medicines for anxiety if possible.
If none of the above is available as in our country Mental Disease is still a tag , unlike other physical diseases like heart and lung disease or the ones the person is borne with.
Start writing a diary about positives and negatives that has happened in life so far. Write a page daily. It is like cleansing our souls.
Give a pat to self for good job done daily and a slap for being bad and nasty.
One has to maintain both Physical and Mental Health & we take care of physical health by going for a walk /exercising /eating the right food etc. Similarly Mental Health needs to be Protected by each one of us through our own ways.
Know yourself before knowing others and analyse self before being Judgemental.
Social isolation can increase the risk of both cardiac and mental illness and sometimes it can be a Deliberate attempt to Isolate Seniors of family for Selfish purposes. Do Not Yield in. Remain connected with like minded people and do contribute to society like volunteering,mentoring,joining a civic club or scheduling outings with friends.
Medicines should be the last resort of cure of mental disease for a person of any age, a mother can read her child and analyse the demands,adult child of same mother can be able to read the mind of mother. Never mind if child is settled well far away.
Dementia or forgetfulness are 1st stages of routine mental illnesses and these are preventable by just doing simple Self Analysis.